Remember Allah and He Will Remember You
The secret to keeping your poise sister, is to remember Allah.
These days, keeping calm and well composed is a lot easier for me compared to those times. I hated it not knowing what it was that causes me that constant annoyance and irritability over little teeny weeny minor things.
I got angry easily within a snap of a finger.
Was it due to the fact that I that I forgot to remember Allah? Growing up in a secular world, surrounded with non practicing muslims, sadly I thought that was the way of life.
I failed to understand the fact that:
Indeed Allah, He is near. He is with us wherever we are. He is always available for us, on call for 24/7 and that there is never the need for an internet to connect with Him.
So why then, do I need a reminder that I was never alone and that I should remember Allah is with me at all times?
Why is there a need to contantly tell myself, that indeed I can reach out to Him whenever I feel lonely?
Yes, I do feel lonely, all the time, at that point of time.
And there is nothing shameful about having to be reminded to remember Allah, for indeed, Allah says in the Quran:
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It is without doubt that the virtues of remembrance of Allah benefits us immensely
In my younger days, plenty of time had gone by without me uttering His name or having Him in my heart. I was a total bummer at that.
Its those due negligence that accumulated over time that eventually resulting myself into a continuos depressive state feeling lifeless and hopeless.
I was at the point of suicidal!
The messenger of Allah ( peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said:
“He who remembers his Lord and he who does not remember his Lord, are like the living and the dead ”
And he said,
“Shall I not inform you all of the best of your works, the purest of them with Master (Allah) the loftiest of them in your stations, the thing that is better for you than spending gold and silver (in charity) and better for you than meeting your enemies and slaying them and being slain by them?’
They (the companions) said, “Of course!”
“Remembrance of Allah, the Most High”
At-Tirmithi 5/459, Ibn Majah 2/1245
So I suppose I was a walking corpse then, more like a zombie, Subhan Allah the thought already sends shivers to my spine.
It reminds me of that movie Walking Dead.
Guess that’s where the producers got the ideas from, the Quran itself!
I pray that I never have to go back to that state May Allah have Mercy on me and forgive me of all my sins.
Remember Him and He will remember you.
I thought it was just some kind of cliche that doesnt even hold an inch of truth in it. I used to ask myself, why does He need us to remember him for?
I wished that He had given me the light then, it was a long wait. I went through hell, back and forth. Forty years of my life, a wasted life.
But Alhamdulillah it was a worthwhile wait and now, these ayah just bring smiles to me. Though I live alone, I no longer feel the kind of loneliness that used to nag at me even though I was surrounded with friends partying away.
“And remember your Lord by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and in awe, without loudness, by words in the morning and in the afternoon and be not among those who are neglectful”
Quran : Al A’Araf 7:205
Now, I absolutely love my solitude.
I practice meditation, though it’s the hardest thing for me, keeping my mind focus is never an easy task. It keeps floating from space to space that I have to keep grounding it.
The best part of remembering Allah?
“Allah the Most High says, “I am with my slave when he thinks of me and I am with him when he mentions me.
For if he mentions me to himself, I mention him to myself and if he mentions me in a gathering, I mention him in a superior gathering,
If he approaches me by a hand’s width, I approach him by an arm’s length and if he approaches me by an arm’s length I approach him by two arms’ length and if he comes to me walking, I hasten to him swiftly.
al-Bukhari 8/171, Muslim 4/2061
Assalam alaikum sister, so tell me how was your day today? <3 <3
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